Gov. Wes Moore (D) has tapped Lt. Col. Roland L. Butler Jr. to lead the Maryland State Police, an agency in the throes of a federal probe of its hiring and promotional practices and questions as to whether those practices have been racially discriminatory against Black troopers. If confirmed by the Senate, Butler, who has served as acting superintendent since last month, would become the first Black person to lead the agency.
Gov. Moore names acting superintendent Roland Butler to lead state police
February 24, 2023